Denture Care

Removable partial or full dentures require proper denture care to keep them clean, free from stains and looking their best. For good denture care here are some tips:

    – Handle dentures with great care. To avoid accidentally dropping them, stand over a folded towel or a full sink of water when handling dentures.
    – Remove and rinse dentures after eating. Run water over your dentures to remove food debris and other loose particles.
    – Clean your mouth after removing your dentures. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush on natural teeth and gauze or a soft toothbrush to clean your tongue and palate.
    – Brush your dentures at least daily. Gently scrub your dentures using a denture cleaner, mild soap or dishwashing liquid and a denture brush to remove food, plaque and other deposits. Avoid stiff-bristled brushes, strong cleaners like bleach, and toothpaste, as these are too abrasive and can damage your dentures.
    – Handle your dentures carefully. Be sure you don’t bend or damage the plastic or the clasps when cleaning. Don’t ever place dentures in hot water as they can warp.
    – Soak dentures overnight. Most types of dentures need to remain moist to keep their shape. Place the dentures in water or a mild denture-soaking solution overnight. Don’t soak dentures with metal attachments in solutions that contain chlorine because it can tarnish the metal. Check with your dentist about properly storing your dentures overnight.
    – Rinse dentures before putting them back in your mouth, especially if using a denture-soaking solution.
    – Schedule regular dental checkups. We will advise you about how often to visit to have your dentures examined and professionally cleaned. We can help ensure a proper fit to prevent slippage and discomfort. See us promptly if your dentures become loose. Loose dentures can cause irritation, sores and infection.

Instructional Videos:
Post-op instructions for Dentures
Post-op Instructions for Life with Dentures